Fallasburg offers tours to students, groups

Visit Fallasburg this season for a perfect family trip. Join the FHS facebook group Fallasburg Today on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Fallasburg Today

Fallasburg reaches out to the community at large

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI- In an effort to raise awareness about ongoing historic preservation at the Fallasburg village located three miles north of Lowell, the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) offers tours of the village by appointment.

Murray Lake Elementary students at the Fallasburg school. Murray Lake Elementary students at the Fallasburg school.

On Wednesday this week, the Fallasburg one-room schoolhouse came alive with children’s voices. First graders from Murray Lake Elementary sat at the desks and listened to the stories of the past. Volunteer Mike Organek went to the school along with Addie Tower Abel, Ronald Topolski, Dottie Blain and many others. The most popular teacher at the time was Mrs. Zona Postma.

At the time, students had to use the outhouse outside and in winter, the wood stove heated the building. The bell in the belfry announced the start and the end of a school day.

Learning the ropes inside the belfry. Learning the ropes…

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Fallasburg Covered Bridge Bike Tour

Mark your calendars for the 22nd annual Fallasburg Covered Bridge Bike Tour on July 10th.

Fallasburg Today

Pedal through the beautiful countryside at your own pace

By Emma Palova

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Lowell, MI- The 22nd annual Fallasburg Covered Bridge Bike Tour is set for Sunday, July 10th with registration in person at the one-room schoolhouse from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Pre- registration online is at http://www.fallasburg.org for $25 per individual, $35 for family before July 5th. After the deadline and in person, there will be an additional $5 charge.

There are several tour options ranging from 12 miles to 100 miles.

The most traveled route is the 28-mile route to Ada and back from the Fallasburg Covered Bridge to the Ada Covered Bridge , according to Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) president Ken Tamke,“It is a reasonably flat and easy ride for families and casual riders,” said Tamke.

The second most popular route is the South 50, which travels along rivers and streams through  beautiful farmland.

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Cuba on the Brink and Why I’m Going Back

A taste of Cuba by Ron Mayhew

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These are heady times for the people of Cuba. Exciting times for sure, Ballet Practice - Havana, Cubabut fraught with uncertainty. The re-opening of diplomatic relations (embassies in Havana and Washington are set to open July 20) and the inevitable lowering of the decades-long embargo will bring unknowable change to our island neighbor to the south. Cuba, a country of incredible natural beauty, remains much as it was sixty years ago. Her people are warm, friendly and welcoming. Havana was surely one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the mid 20th Century. She is still beautiful, but sadly, a beauty of decay. But there is a rhythm of life there,  a sensuality like no place else. A photographer’s dream. But, tourists are washing ashore in unprecedented numbers and many of them are Americans thanks to the relaxed travel restrictions announced by President Obama in December 2014. Tourism is flourishing causing a…

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